Paintpots News

The PhD pickets

As a pension strike deal is rejected, university staff say they are ready for the long haul more

University strikers reject pension deal

An agreement to end the university pension dispute has been turned down - with strikes to continue. more

Meet the mum and son learning construction together

What is it like being a mum and son at construction college, and would they go into business together? more

Reality Check

University staff have entered their fourth week of strikes over changes to pensions. But why is there a dispute over the size of the pension pot? more

A boy’s creative response to his mother’s illness

When Noah's mother was diagnosed with cancer, he came up with an idea to express his grief. Now his idea is being made into a book. more

Deal struck in university pensions row

Agreement is reached in the university pensions dispute - but it still has to be formally ratified. more

Sex education: Schools 'should promote celibacy', says Church of England

The Church of England says pupils should be taught the "positive life choices" in sex education. more

'We fear benefit changes could lose our disabled sister her home'

Pensioners and disabled people fear losing homes ahead of housing costs support changes, it is claimed. more

Degrees courses to be rated gold, silver and bronze

Universities are to be given "no place to hide" under a new pilot scheme, say ministers. more

Damian Hinds to cut workload to tackle teacher shortage

Education secretary to promise no more changes to exams in bid to stop teachers quitting. more